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The Best Chewy SunButter Cookies


5 minutes


12 minutes



Let’s get baking! The holidays are almost here and there’s nothing better around this time of year than the smell of fresh, chewy cookies in the oven. These SunButter cookies are perfect for the holiday season or just when you’re craving a sweet treat. They’re easy, peanut and allergy-free, and vegan-friendly. What more could you ask for? 

Around the holiday season, I love the idea of baking up a storm and getting family members involved. I remember making cookies with my mom and grandma when I was a kid, and decades later it’s still such a fond memory of mine. Create new memories for your kids and family by making these together. They’re super easy, so it’s easy to involve others to help you out! 

Sunbutter Cookies

Sunbutter Cookies

What you’ll love about these SunButter cookies 

Now picture yourself sitting by the fire, warm cookies fresh out of the oven, a glass of (vegan) milk, and cozy slippers on your feet. Do you really need more convincing to make these cookies? Well just in case you do, these cookies are: 

  • Allergy-friendly so kids can take them to school with them 
  • Fast, and you only need one bowl to whip these up
  • Versatile, throw in the ingredients you love 
  • Easy to follow so the whole family can get involved 
  • Large batch allows you to make a ton for your friends, family, or colleagues 

Sunbutter Cookies

About SunButter 

SunButter is the magical ingredient in this easy cookies, I used the No Sugar Added SunButter. SunButter makes delicious creamy sunflower butter. Yep, that’s right. This butter is peanut-free and made with sunflower seeds instead. They only use four key ingredients in their jars of butter, and it’s free from the top eight major allergens. With so many restrictions on foods you can bring to school and work, this easy SunButter cookies recipe is perfect for the next bake sale, or special treat. 

The No Sugar Added SunButter contains 7g of plant-based protein and more vitamins and minerals than most nut butters. This specific butter is especially great for those looking to cut back on sugar, or are on a keto diet. You can also use this butter to swap out any peanut butter or other nut/seed butter in other recipes too. It’s really versatile and super delicious. 

Sunbutter Cookies

Sunbutter Cookies

If you’re looking for more inspiration for cooking with SunButter, you’re in luck, I use them all the time and you can find some of my other recipes here: 

No one wants an overly complicated cookies recipe and these bad boys are fast, ooey and gooey, and everyone will love them. I make these all the time and Andrew can’t ever stop eating them. They’re dangerous but delicious! 

So this holiday season, curl up with your loved ones, family, or hey, by your damn self, and enjoy these delicious chewy SunButter cookies. 

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The Best Chewy SunButter Cookies

  • Author: Maria Koutsogiannis
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 17 minutes
  • Yield: 16 1x
  • Category: Sweet Treats
  • Cuisine: Vegan


This super simple SunButter cookies recipe is perfect for the holiday season and beyond. They’re allergy-free, and vegan-friendly.



1 cup SunButter – no sugar added

3/4 cup brown sugar

1/4 cup coconut sugar

5 tbsp. oat or almond milk

2 tsp. vanilla extract

1 cup almond flour

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp baking powder


1 tsp cinnamon, 1/2 cup white sugar – mix well and set aside


Preheat your oven to 350F and line two baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.

To a large mixing bowl combine your SunButter and sugars.  Stir till well combined and smooth.  You can now add the oat milk or almond milk and then the vanilla.  Mix till well combined and begin to add the flour, baking soda and baking powder.  I used a wooden spoon to stir as the mixture get’s a bit tough, feel free to use your hands to form a ball.

Place your mixture into the fridge for 15 minutes, this helps with forming the balls but is not necessary if you’re short for time.

Using a 1 1/2 tbsp. scoop, scoop out dough and roll into balls. Now roll your balls into the cinnamon sugar and roll around till well coated (this step is optional). Now, place 8 cookies on each sheet and place around 2-3 inches apart.   Use the back of your fork to create a criss-cross pattern on the top of the cookie.

Bake for 11-12 minutes.  Remove from oven, let them cool for 2 minutes on the sheet then completely on a cooling rack.


The recipe can be substituted for all coconut sugar to be made Paleo.

When flattening the cookie, be sure to dip the fork in sugar between pressing to help them not stick.

Recipe can be doubled or tripled.

Cookies will last up to 1 week in a tightly sealed container at room temperature or 2 weeks in the fridge.

To freeze, let your cookies cool completely and place them in a tightly sealed container in the freezer for up to 2 months.

Keywords: allergy, best, butter, chewy, easy, free, recipe, sunbutter cookies, vegan

Allie Grycan

Super fast and easy. You have everything you need in the pantry so no need for a grocery run if you’re craving warm, chewy, fresh-baked cookies. Yum!

Maria Koutsogiannis

I am such a huge fan of these, thanks for the love!

Linda Holwerda

I have the yellow jar lid sun butter with 99 mg of salt and 6 grams of sugar / Can I reduce the sugar to 3/4 cup without changes the texture of the cookie ?

Maria Koutsogiannis

Should be fine but I haven’t tested the recipe like that!

Sydney Solomon

Can you replace almond flour with all purpose flour? Tree nuts are also an allergen in our household.

Maria Koutsogiannis

Yes, should be fine love!


just tried to make these. they’re in the oven now, but when i was rolling them into balls, a LOT of liquid / oil was coming out? is that bc of the sunflower butter?

Maria Koutsogiannis

Yes! That was likely from the Sunflower Butter. Did you make sure to well combine the sunflower butter in the jar before adding it to the bowl?? It will still turn out perfectly!


Is it true that baking soda and sunflower turns green the cookies?


A delicious and easy to make sunbutter cake cookies i have ever tried. My kids love this sunbutter cake cookies. Thanks for sharing the recipe with all of us. Even i have a special sunbutter cake cookie recipe as well. Check out the recipe here:

Maria Koutsogiannis

Thanks for the love, hun!

Jennifer Hu

Hi, Maria,
Thank you for sharing. I tried this recipe and we all loved it.
I used a fork to flatten the cookies and ended up with classic peanut butter cookie look. Can you please share how to create this cracked look you shared in the photos? Do you flatten it (without a fork) and baked it longer?
Thank you!!

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